Being a Corrections officer is a demanding job and it will require hard work, sacrifice and commitment stressed the Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu.
Speaking to 147 new recruits at their welcoming function in Naboro on Sunday the 19th of January, Lt Col Vasu said working as a corrections Officer is a challenge and very demanding job.
“Twelve weeks ahead of you is quite demanding and I want all of you to perform your utmost best so that you are chosen as one of the 105 that will be selected as Corrections Officers to look after those under our care,” he said.
He also stressed to the recruits that they should be role models and captains of lives and urged them to get rid of smoking.
“We should show to those under our care that smoking is prohibited within the vicinity and we should lead by example. If you are smoking, I think this is not the right place for you”
“I also want to stress to you that the next 12 weeks will not be easy because you will be focusing on key components of the department like enterprise, farming and above all food security because as corrections officers, you will be responsible for work parties. ”
He also congratulated them on making it through to the recruitment phase and wished them all the best for the duration of the 12 weeks of intensive training.